SETH ROGEN AND THE LONELY ISLAND ARE MAKING A SPOOF FILM ABOUT FYRE FESTIVAL
Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are planning to pile yet more misery of the disastrous Fyre Festival by making a spoof film about the failed event.
The planned music festival, which was scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017, was uncovered as a fraudulent mess which resulted in founder Billy McFarland being sent to prison. READ MORE
THE LONELY ISLAND AND SETH ROGEN’S FYRE FESTIVAL SPOOF FILM IS STILL VERY MUCH IN THE WORKS
He’s also aggressively pitching a MacGruber television series to streaming networks.
Jorma Taccone is busy, both with the premiere of his latest series Miracle Workers, a new comedy premiering on TBS next Tuesday, as well as the projects he’s currently trying to bring to life. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Taccone revealed he’s working alongside his fellow Lonely Island members (Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer) and Seth Rogen on a Fyre Festival spoof film. READ MORE
LONELY ISLAND, SETH ROGEN’S FYRE FESTIVAL SPOOF FILM IS STILL IN THE WORKS
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard SOMETHING about the infamous Fyre Festival. From meme legend Andy King to the absolutely terrible pizza being served, it seemed like everything that could have gone wrong, did. But one person’s failed festival could easily become someone else’s spoof film thanks to Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island.
The idea for a spoof film based off the festival was first mentioned back in 2017, not long after the festival took place, er, didn’t take place. READ MORE
SETH ROGEN AND THE LONELY ISLAND ARE STILL PLANNING A FYRE FESTIVAL PARODY FILM
Ah, Fyre Festival—the schadenfreude gift that keeps on giving. Ever since the purported luxury music getaway imploded in April of 2017, the saga of the doomed festival and its con man founder, Billy McFarland, has provided onlookers with plenty to smirk at. After all, while some good people surely lost out over the Fyre Festival debacle, the situation as a whole is undeniably amusing.
You couldn’t write a more perfect story of high profile failure. Well, that’s not entirely true—If you recall, back when the story of the Fyre Festival’s trainwreck was breaking, Seth Rogen tweeted that he and musical comedy trio The Lonely Island (comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) had already been working on a new movie about a music festival that goes horribly wrong. As The Lonely Island joked a the time, they were even “thinking about suing Fyre Festival for stealing our idea.” READ MORE
MORE SAD SANDWICHES? SETH ROGEN & THE LONELY ISLAND ARE MAKING A FYRE FEST SPOOF
Fyre Festival doc fans haven’t seen the last of Andy King and company.
Turns out a spoof film about the dumpster fire of a festival is in the works, courtesy of Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island. The funniest part? Rogen said the idea of a festival going horribly wrong was theirs first.
The project was first mentioned by Rogen and The Lonely Island back in 2017, shortly after what should have been a “fyre” festival took place. “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” Rogen tweeted at the time. The Lonely Island added, “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea.” READ MORE
SETH ROGEN AND THE LONELY ISLAND TEASE FYRE FESTIVAL-TYPE COMEDY
Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are capitalizing on the failure of the now-infamous Fyre Festival. Following Ja Rule and investor tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s ridiculed Bahamian concert series, the comedians announced on Twitter Friday that they are working on a movie with a strikingly similar scenario.
Fyre Festival was touted as a “luxury” music festival with scheduled performances from acts like Blink-182, Migos, Major Lazer, Pusha T, and Disclosure. However, after headliners Blink-182 canceled last minute Thursday night, concert-goers quickly realized the Exumas event was a disorganized mess. READ MORE
SETH ROGEN, LONELY ISLAND MAKING FYRE FESTIVAL-LIKE FILM
Following the Fyre Festival fiasco, Seth Rogen revealed that he and the comedy troupe the Lonely Island were secretly working on a movie that shared a similar plot with the canceled fest.
“This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with [The Lonely Island] about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” the actor tweeted (via The Hollywood Reporter). READ MORE